Arambagh, October 02, 2021 (PPI-OT): West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee has said that she will urge Jharkhand to prepare a plan in consultation with her government to mitigate floods in the region. Speaking to reporters at a flood relief camp in Arambagh in the Hooghly district, Mamata Banerjee said she will request the Centre to prepare a master plan to prevent floods.
“This is a man-made flood. I will request Jharkhand to prepare a plan in consultation with us. Will request the Centre to prepare a master plan to prevent recurrence of floods. Had the dams in Jharkhand been dredged, Bengal would not have faced such a situation,” she said.
After an aerial survey of a few flood-hit areas, Mamata Banerjee said discharge of more than 5 lakh cusec water by PSU DVC over the past two days without informing the West Bengal government has caused the flood in the state.
The situation in parts of East and West Midnapore, Bankura, Hooghly, Birbhum, Howrah and East and West Burdwan was grim due to excessive discharge of water by DVC, following rains in Jharkhand, the Chief Minister said.
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